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NFL Notes: Jeff Fisher, Cardinals, Cowboys & Patriots

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  • During Thursday night’s telecast, NBC’s Al Michaels said he spoke to former Rams HC Jeff Fisher who said that he plans on coaching in the NFL again.
  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that it’s unlikely he’ll be back on the sidelines in 2017, but after sitting out for a period, he could see Fisher getting another opportunity, considering that he’s very well connected in the NFL and with the media.


Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald told reporters on Thursday that he received “a couple calls” from GMs and coaches asking about WR Michael Floyd, who was cut loose on Wednesday.

“I told them my honest opinion of him, that I think he’ll be a great pickup for whoever,” Fitzgerald said. “You’ve got a young guy who is hungry, who is eager to make plays in a contract year, has a chip on his shoulder now — not that he didn’t already have one — and I hope he makes a big playoff run.”

Fitzgerald added that he couldn’t offer his true feelings about the Cardinals’ decision to release him because he could get too upset.

“I can’t give you my true feeling because people might get upset with what I really feel,” Fitzgerald said, via AzCardinals.com. “But Mike is like my brother. I’ve known him since he was 13 years old, we come from the same place. I love him dearly. Like any other family member, I never turn my back on him no matter what. I”m going to support him.

  • According to Kyle Odegard, the Cardinals signed QB Zac Dysert to an extension that will keep him under team control through the 2017 season upon promoting him to their active roster this week.


  • According to Brandon George, the Cowboys are leaning toward activating G La’el Collins from their injured reserve list over rookie DE Charles Tapper. However, no final decision has been made as of now.


  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Patriots surely didn’t claim WR Michael Floyd off of waivers just to help them over the remainder of the season. Florio mentions that by claiming Floyd, the Patriots now have the ability to secure a 2018 compensatory pick for him should he sign elsewhere next year.
  • Mike Reiss thinks Floyd may have to sign a one-year, “prove-it” contract next year with the Patriots possibly being the best fit for him.

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